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Tower Overseer Assistant - East (See Advertisement)

Country Fire Authority - Cranbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


Located in Cranbourne

Full-time, On-going role

DM/ TO3.

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded, community-based emergency services organisations. We are proud of the work we do in protecting lives and property, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CFA strives to be a values-based organisation and an organisation of choice for volunteers and employees, where people with a variety of skills, experiences and backgrounds all add value through the roles they perform.

About the Role:

We have an opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic individual as an Assistant Tower Overseer.

In this key role you will assist in all Tower Overseer related works and services associated with the installation & maintenance of towers, antenna masts and ancillary equipment including fabrication plus antenna installation and testing throughout Victoria - ensuring CFA's communications systems are installed, tested, commissioned and maintained in a manner that is consistent with the emergency services nature of the organisation.

About You:

To succeed, you will possess:

  • The ability to work comfortably at heights (mandatory).
  • Certifications in High risk work - WP Class (mandatory).
  • Tower Rescue accreditation including Level 2 First Aid Accreditation (mandatory).
  • A Medium rigid driver's licence (mandatory).
  • Dogging, basic and intermediate rigging certification (highly desirable).
  • A TAFE-accredited short course in basic arc and MIG welding or an appropriate trade qualification (highly desirable).
  • Certificate for operating elevated work platform (EWP) (desirable)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (mandatory).
  • Experience in tower and antenna installation & maintenance (desirable).
  • Experience in administration and maintenance of records (desirable).

Other Relevant Information:

  • Frequent travel throughout Victoria, including overnight absences from home is an essential part of the role.
  • The position will be based in Cranbourne
  • The incumbent will be required to liaise with volunteer and career staff from both technical and non-technical backgrounds.
  • The incumbent may be required to work in ceiling spaces, under floors, etc and to install, repair or replace equipment in remote locations.
  • Some overtime may be required.
  • Additional duties will be required to support CFA Championships.
  • Work within the guidelines of “CFA Mechanical Maintenance and Tower Overseer Enterprise Agreement 2018”.

This is an excellent opportunity to further your career within our close-knit and professional team.

Your Application:

When applying for a position with CFA, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

Applicants must address the selection criteria outlined in the attached position description.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description
  • Resume

Please note: (if internal)

  • Transfers on a fixed term basis or higher duties assignments require the approval of your current manager.
  • Only CFA employees are eligible to apply for positions that have been advertised internally.

Submitting your Application

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.

The successful applicant must be willing to complete pre-employment checks including a National Police History Check and Working with Children Check prior to receiving a job offer.

CFA supports flexible working arrangements and is committed to be an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.

Applications close: 11:59pm 16 April 2021